Mazda5 Skyactiv Launch 038

Mazda North America has released its 2016 model line-up offering, and, unfortunately, the popular Mazda5 people carrier is not on the list, marking the end of the model to be offered there next year onwards.

According to reports, the mazda5 experienced its best year in 2008 with 22,000 units of the MPV sold, but sales dropped to about 10,000 units soon after that, indicating the end of its life-cycle there, especially with the booming demand for crossover vehicles.

The latest re-iteration of the Mazda5 was launched here in Malaysia last year equipped with Mazda’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine replacing the old 2.0-litre non-Skyactiv model.



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